The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Wakefield during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Support
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 5.26% 2.44% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 2.50% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -8.30% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Wakefield
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 37 40 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 97.37% 97.56% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 9
Median daily rate £400 £350 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +32.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.32 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -61.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Wakefield

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in Wakefield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Wakefield

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Wakefield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Wakefield

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wakefield region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix